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Monday May 12, 2014 MYT 11:35:00 AM
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by kenneth chaw
New TV series Resurrection is a matter of life and death, the actor tells The Star in an exclusive interview.
Actor Omar Epps doesn’t dismiss the possibility of life after death.
Epps was in town recently to promote his latest work, Resurrection, an eight-episode series about the dead returning to life in the little town of Arcadia, Missouri.
“I feel that energy is eternal. Whatever any of our believes are, that’s one thing that holds up,” he said in a video interview with The Star's Entertainment editor Gordon Kho.
Epps plays immigration agent Martin Bellamy who is tasked to bring eight-year-old Jacob Langston, who was found in the middle of a paddy field in a Chinese province, back home to Arcadia.
There’s only one problem. Jacob drowned in a river in Arcadia 32 years ago.
From here on, Bellamy leads an investigation to help the townspeople make sense of the boy’s return.
“It’s such a universal story, I felt it would translate to all the different cultures,” the 40-year-old star shared on why he decided to sign up for the role.
“When you think of the loss of a loved one, which we’ve all experienced, we do what I call patchwork. You never fill that void, you just do that patchwork around your heart to enable you to keep going on.”
Epps is best known for his role as Dr. Eric Foreman in the hit medical drama, House.
His work on Resurrection joins a a growing list of African American actors who are taking on lead roles such as Kerry Washington in Scandal and Don Cheadle in House Of Lies. “The world is changing. When it comes to the entertainment business, it is our job to reflect what society really looks. So this evolution of African Americans playing leads on major networks is just reflection of that.”
Resurrection premieres tonight at 10pm on Lifetime (Astro Ch 709).
Kurtwood Smith and his two memorable characters
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